The Joys of a First Paycheck

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I’m sure you guys can imagine how excited I was when I received my first paycheck as a working girl!  What made it even better was that it was unexpected; I didn’t think I would get paid until mid-July, but instead I got a paycheck at the end of June.  Like any responsible young adult shop-a-holic, I immediately put some money in my savings bought myself presents as a reward for completing my first two weeks!  I thought I would share my mini haul with y’all [notice the use of y’all because it rhymes quite nicely with haul ;)]

Coach Chelsea Leather Skinny

Lulu’s Harley Darling Structured Black Handbag

I had been on the hunt for a new wallet for a little while; I wanted something with more color (my previous wallet was black), smaller, and chic that would last for years.  That’s why I decided to invest in the lovely wallet above, which I purchased from this new site called Suddenlee.  The concept is really cool- first you add a little button to your browser’s toolbar.  Then, when you are browsing online at any one of the 300+ stores they cover and you see something you like, you click the little button to add it to your Suddenlee shopping cart.  You can add items from several different shops and their list of stores includes places like H&M and Zara that don’t have online shopping in the US yet.  The absolute best part of the whole thing?  Your item arrives the next day!  For a shop-a-holic who sees something online, buys it, and wants it to arrive immediately, this is clutch!  Sometimes the Suddenlee shoppers cannot find the item you want to order, which is what happened originally in my case.  However, the customer service people I dealt with there were so lovely and helpful and helped me change my order and get it shipped to me as quickly as possible!  Bottom line: I would definitely recommend this site!

This lovely bag from Lulu’s is my new work purse!  I wanted something classic and structured with a crossbody strap.  I found this fabulous purse at Lulu’s for only $40, although it was a little less when I used a discount code I had!  I think it’s the perfect size to hold all the essentials I need for the day and I love that I can just sling it over my shoulder and look totally put-together; it definitely adds to my outfits!

After this little shopping spree- I had to reel it in! haha After all, I’m going to be apartment-hunting soon in the city and I’ll need the money for rent!  Tell me: What have you bought recently?